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Discovery Channel Program, “Exploring Time”

This two-hour show airs Sunday, March 18 from 8 – 10 p.m. US eastern time. Last spring, The Broadway Bach Ensemble was approached by the producers to appear in a few scenes. We gathered the troops together one night in May along with a film crew and an actor, a nice gentleman who was portraying, of all things, a trumpet player.
Broadway Bach trumpet section
They brought along a trumpet for him to use, and we gave him a little coaching on how to hold it, how to sit, and how to generally look like the real thing. Not too bad. That’s him on the right and he looks more realistic than me (left).

Anyway, check it out if you can. We appear about 20 minutes into the second hour (the blurb I got says the first hour; the DVD says the second. In doubt? Watch it all.) I’m on screen like three times, for a cumulative total of about three nanoseconds. You wouldn’t believe what I went through to get this simple vidcap.

A brief recap of what it’s about:

“The show is a 2-hour program for the Discovery Science Channel as well as NHK/Japan and Arte/France. It’s a production of Thomas Lucas Productions with Twin Cities Public Television (Minnesota) and Red Hill Studios (California), with major funding from the National Science Foundation. The entire show is a fascinating and beautifully-rendered examination of “time” at both the micro and macro level.

“The protagonist in the first part of the show is, among others, a trumpet player in a community orchestra.”

Let me know what you think!

Tom McGee has been building web sites since 1995, and blogging here since 2006. Currently a senior developer at Seton Hall University, he's also a freelance web programmer and musician. Contact him if you have the need for a blog, web site, redesign or custom programming!

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